Windows 8 Has a Slightly Friendlier Blue Screen of Death

Those blue screens of death (BSoD) are never a good thing in Windows. It makes pros cringe and casual computer users cry out for help.

Unfortunately, system crashes are a part of any computer platform, but Microsoft is making it a little less cryptic and scary. This is what the BSoD looks like in the developer preview of Windows 8 released yesterday:

Image source: Mobility Digest

So it's still blue and it doesn't change the fact that the system needs to restart after a crash, but at least it's not a confusing mess of letters and numbers.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • SteelCity1981
    So is this suppose to make people less mad when they get one? lol
  • nickul
    Actually it's:

    Microsoft Windows has given your PC a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart.
  • BlackHawk91
    The sad face emoticon should be the "I lied guy" meme instead.
  • mavroxur
    I got a nice laugh out of it when I saw it yesterday. Randomly happened as I was changing a few system settings.

  • nforce4max
  • PreciousL
    Was that so hard?
  • dread_cthulhu
    ROFL, I love this one! I think I'm gonna yoink it for a background!
  • dennisburke
    Would Microsoft need a supercomputer to actually tell users what actually happened?
  • brett1042002
    blackhawk91The sad face emoticon should be the "I lied guy" meme instead.
    More like the "troll face" meme.
  • sidran32
    Where's the debug information?